Partial anterior circulation infarct
|Partial anterior circulation infarct|
|Circle of Willis. Anterior circulation represented by top half of diagram.|
|Classification and external resources|
Partial Anterior Circulation Stroke Syndrome (PACS) refers to the symptoms of a patient who clinically appears to have suffered from a partial anterior circulation infarct, but who has not yet had any diagnostic imaging (e.g. CT Scan) to confirm the diagnosis.
It is diagnosed by any one of the following
- 2 out of 3 features of
- Higher dysfunction alone
- Partial Motor or Sensory Defect
If all of the above symptoms are present, a Total Anterior Circulation Infarct is more likely.
For more information, see stroke.